“what is the difference between
‘i like you’ and ‘i love you’?”
buddha said: ” when a flower pleases
you notice it.
when you love a flower
you take care of it every day.
whoever understood that
now then/ the poet said to his friend
i gave lots of presents to a woman
but then nothing seemed to satisfy
and she collected for many years
fashionable clothes/ hats/ shoes
one day thru’ bad luck
she lost almost everything
and now she has difficulties of sharing
when times are tough on everybody.
however/ his friend said/ i had a girlfriend
and we understood each other well
went for long walks/ coffee/ and talked
one day she just left stone cold
and never returned.
well then/ the poet said/ I keep life
as it should be lived
just as you write a poem
let your feelings and your mind
be in a healthy dialogue and enjoy
those people who love to walk with
you along for a while
or take the bus for a joyful ride.